ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely balanced IPA. Seems like it has a nice mix of american and european hops. It is bready. Well done. A little less sweetness would be nice. Itís like a bed of reeds on a lake. Nicely grassy.
drinkininATL (6) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into Cubs beer glass. 1st rating ever.
Not the best IPA I have consumed, but like the taste and pine tree aroma. Reminds me of my trip to the Redwood forest in CA. Very good hops with a thick pouring head.
Definitely would drink this brew again.
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one that I sought out, as itís not available around East Tennessee. Somewhat disappointed, as I was expecting a hoppier taste. Almost a flat flavor when opened, with practically no head. Looked good in the glass, though. Not a bad beer...just something i may need to try again.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into Imperial pint glass. Pours a crystal clear amber with a great tall off-white head that holds and laces. Aroma has an awesome hop profile - piney, citrus, cannabis, sticky amber malt, and vanilla/pine wood. The flavor is the same but mote emphasis on the biting pine hops. Very refreshing and mouthwatering. The alcohol is hidden altogether. Perfectly balanced IPA - dead on style. god I love hops!! MEdium bodied with medium carbonation on the palate. Overall: Sierra Nevada really knows how to use the magic herb that is the hop.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a thick white head that leaves perfect lacing. Sweet citrus and more of a pine aroma. Very bitter taste with pine and orange and is perfectly balanced with thick malt.
clovisc (9) - USA - JUN 16, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
the best, most readily-accessible IPA iíve ever had in my life. amazing, powerful west coast taste... fantastic aromas... but not overpowering like barleywines can sometimes be. it flies off the shelves up here in alaska. when itís in stock, i stock up.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours translucent orange with white head. Strong pine hops aroma. Pretty mild but good hops, though not too bitter initially, but a long lingering bitter finish.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Tewksbury, Mass.
I love IPAs, but this one goes above and beyond the call of duty with intense pine flavors. No citrus, just feels like a walk in some damp, northern California woods. Excellent blend of soft carb and almost brutal hops. My favorite Sierra outside of Bigfoot.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber pour, white head. bready, citrus hop aromas. nice citrus hop presence and a bit of a malt backbone. nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable and a great bitterness that i really appreciate
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a cloudy pore with splotchy foam. The aroma is mildly hoppy. The flavor is very hoppy, but not overly complex. Not a very pleasant finish.